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1936 Oldsmobile F36 Touring Sedan *Barn Find Survivor* - $9,500 (GRAND LEDGE)

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1936 Oldsmobile F36 Touring Sedan

condition: good
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 78000
odometer rolled over
paint color: black
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan

This is a true “Barn Find,” three owner car! The gentleman that found and purchased the car did some work to it and as an interim measure to stop surface rust, painted it flat black until he got around to restoring it. Instead, he decided to sell it, and my son and I bought it as a restoration project. The car is quite complete. Although we have had it for several years, we have rarely driven it, always meaning to get around to restoring it. However, too many projects and not enough room dictate that something has to go and regrettably, we must say goodbye to the ’36.

This car has great potential. The wood and steel are good and it is a great basis for restoration. There are a couple of small areas we identified as rust-through areas. One area is in front of the left rear fender by the running board and the other is under the grill. Both are quite small. I have included pictures of them. The rest of the steel is good. This car has had its fair share of dings and dents over its 86 year life, many of which are apparent in the pictures. Still, it is a solid car. It has both a radio and a clock, neither of which work at this time. Some original documentation as well as pictures and manuals go with the car. This car runs and drives although some work needs to be done to make it safe and enjoyable.

If we were to keep the car and just drive it (It is a “Head Turner when it is on the road.”) we would do the following things:

The steering box needs repair. The steering is quite stiff and the car wanders a bit when going down the road.

It needs a new clutch installed. New friction disk, clutch fork, and throw out bearing included with sale.

Brakes need adjusting. Car pulls during braking. (Car has new break lines)

This car has a fabricated fuel tank (not original). The sending unit does not work. We have a ’35 Chevy tank that would fit with some modification to the filler tube. It goes with the car. We also added an inline fuel pump, and rebuilt the carburetor.

The car needs seat belts installed. New belts are included with the car.

As far as other new parts are concerned: A new battery was installed last Friday, and the distributor was new two years ago. The previous owner also redid the upholstery and door panels.

Short of a complete restoration, there are perhaps other items that need tweaking and fixing.

I think the best attribute of this car is that it is a very solid base for a restoration, as all the parts are present, the body is solid, and it runs and drives. It also would make a great street rod.

We are asking $9500 OBO

Serious inquiries only please! We do not need help selling the car and don't appreciate scammers!
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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